Community Car Service Update

Posted on September 30, 2020

With up to fifty journeys each week, the community car is a highly valued service

Council’s community cars are normally operated by a fantastic and dedicated team of volunteers based around Westbury and Deloraine.

Under temporary COVID-19 arrangements, the Community Car service is being delivered by Council employees and fees are currently waivered.

Up to fifty journeys are undertaken each week which highlights the value of this service for the many residents in our community who are unable to drive themselves to medical or essential appointments.

It is envisaged that the operation of the Community Cars will transition back to a volunteer service as soon as possible.

“We are incredibly thankful to the volunteers who operate this important service. While transport is the reason behind the service, there is real value in seeing the community help itself and the benefits that come from interactions between volunteers and those who use the service.

‘We are keen to see the service handed back to the community as soon as possible,” Mayor Johnston said.

Bookings for the community car can be made by phoning Council on 6393 5300.

Community Car

Mayor Johnston, Cr Cameron and Deputy Mayor Kelly pictured with one of the well utilised community service vehicles.